A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
OXYMORON
[noun]
(from Greek ὀξύμωρον, “sharp dull”) - a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly”. Oxymorons feature in a variety of contexts, from common phrases like open secret to literary oxymorons (closely related to literary devices - antithesis and paradox) crafted to emphasise a point, such as deafening silence, etc.
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OXYMORON

[noun]

(from Greek ὀξύμωρον, “sharp dull”) - a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly”. Oxymorons feature in a variety of contexts, from common phrases like open secret to literary oxymorons (closely related to literary devices - antithesis and paradox) crafted to emphasise a point, such as deafening silence, etc.

Click here for more general information.

Click here for a list of oxymorons.

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